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Orly Genger in Madison Square Park

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Orly Genger in Madison Square Park
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Hi, all! I'm Monica from Ciao, Chessa! and I'm so thrilled to be a contributing editor here on Glamamom.

It doesn't happen often as a mom of a toddler but I always feel like a new person whenever I have some time alone. I don't always get the chance to do it but when I do I want to make it count so last week, for no particular reason, I visited Madison Square Park - one of my favorite places in the city.

I had read about the new art installation by Orly Genger and I was so intrigued. The project, titled simply Red, Yellow and Blue, features 1.4 million feet of layered, painted, and knotted rope - enough to span the length of Manhattan nearly 20 times! The rope, collected from up and down the Eastern seaboard, is covered in over 3,000 gallons of paint, and weighs more 100,000 pounds. The park, a really beautiful and small oasis in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in New York, seems completely transformed with this unique project making its way around the cityscape. I love how it seamlessly winds its way around the periphery of the park and how they planted the flowers to almost hug the edges of the rope.

The work is up through September 8th and if you're in the city it's not to be missed. Madison Square Park also has a fantastic playground so take your kiddos to see this and then take a ride on the swings. When we lived in the area I took my daughter to this park all the time and I can't wait to show her this unique project (followed by a trip to Eataly for gelato of course).

Monica Shulman is a photographer and she writes Ciao, Chessa! - a photography and lifestyle blog. She lives in New York City with her husband and toddler daughter.